The Truck Driver Who Reinvented Shipping: Malcolm P. McLean
Malcolm P. McLean is the man who invented the cargo container. Here's a short and very readable account of how he came up with the idea that would revolutionize transport.
Malcolm P. McLean, a truck driver, fundamentally transformed the centuries-old shipping industry, an industry that had long decided that it had no incentive to change. By developing the first safe, reliable, and cost effective approach to transporting containerized cargo, McLean made a contribution to maritime trade so phenomenal that he has been compared to the father of the steam engine, Robert Fulton.